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N.D. 4-H’ers Place at Western National Roundup

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The Oliver County team placed second in consumer decision making at the Western National Roundup in Denver, Colo. Pictured are (from left) team member Morgyn Miller, coach Rick Schmidt, and team members Jacob Klaudt, Breanna Vosberg and Reanna Schmidt. (Photo courtesy of Western National Roundup) The Oliver County team placed second in consumer decision making at the Western National Roundup in Denver, Colo. Pictured are (from left) team member Morgyn Miller, coach Rick Schmidt, and team members Jacob Klaudt, Breanna Vosberg and Reanna Schmidt. (Photo courtesy of Western National Roundup)
The Ransom County team placed 10th in horse judging at the Western National Roundup in Denver, Colo. Pictured are (from left) coach Sara Lyons and team members Emma Gillespie, Lydia Lyons, Ayriel Lyons and Kasen Anderson. (Photo courtesy of Western National Roundup) The Ransom County team placed 10th in horse judging at the Western National Roundup in Denver, Colo. Pictured are (from left) coach Sara Lyons and team members Emma Gillespie, Lydia Lyons, Ayriel Lyons and Kasen Anderson. (Photo courtesy of Western National Roundup)
The Sargent County team placed fourth in the horse quiz bowl at the Western National Roundup in Denver, Colo. Pictured are (from left) coach Julie Hassebroek; team members Kari Fuhrman, Kassidy Larson, Jacy Bopp and Allie Bopp; and coach Christine Bopp. (Photo courtesy of Western National Roundup) The Sargent County team placed fourth in the horse quiz bowl at the Western National Roundup in Denver, Colo. Pictured are (from left) coach Julie Hassebroek; team members Kari Fuhrman, Kassidy Larson, Jacy Bopp and Allie Bopp; and coach Christine Bopp. (Photo courtesy of Western National Roundup)
Sargent County 4-H'ers took third place in horse presentations at the Western National Roundup in Denver, Colo. Pictured are (from left) team members Abby Erickson and Anna Hoistad and coach Christine Bopp. (Photo courtesy of Western National Roundup) Sargent County 4-H'ers took third place in horse presentations at the Western National Roundup in Denver, Colo. Pictured are (from left) team members Abby Erickson and Anna Hoistad and coach Christine Bopp. (Photo courtesy of Western National Roundup)
North Dakota 4-H’ers place in national competition in several events.

Several North Dakota 4-H’ers brought home honors from the Western National Roundup in Denver, Colo.

The Western National Roundup is a place for youth to compete nationally in several contests, learn to work as teams, and develop self-confidence and leadership skills, including critical thinking and independence. Youth also participate in educational tours that provide community-based and service learning opportunities.

The North Dakota 4-H teams and individuals who placed were:

Hippology

The Burleigh County team of Hailey Leingang, Jamie Schmidt, Tiffany Sonnenberg and Hannah Swenson took fifth place.

Team and individual placings were:

  • Team - judging, first; stations, fourth; exam slides, sixth; team problem, eighth
  • Leingang - judging, first
  • Sonnenberg - judging, second; high point overall, sixth
  • Schmidt - judging, eighth
  • Swenson - stations, 11th

Consumer Decision Making

Consumer decision making is an event that involves ranking four items in six classes. The classes in this year’s competition were active wear, backpacks, healthy snacks, smoothies, toys and wearable technology. Participants also offer oral reasons for their class rankings and compete in a group think activity.

The Oliver County team of Jacob Klaudt, Morgyn Miller, Reanna Schmidt and Breanna Vosberg placed second overall.

Team and individual placings were:

  • Team - reasons, first; group think process, second
  • Klaudt - reasons, first

Livestock Judging

The Ransom County team of Jacob Bear, Kendra Meyers and Caleb Schwab placed 21st overall.

Team and individual placings were:

  • Team - beef, 16th; reasons, 22nd; goats, 24th; sheep, 26th
  • Baer - beef, seventh; swine, eighth; reasons, 27th; individual overall, 38th; goats, 86th; sheep, 92nd
  • Meyers - beef, 12th; swine, 38th; individual overall, 39th; reasons, 45th; sheep, 66th; goats, 80th
  • Schwab - goats, 34th; beef, 98th; individual overall,100th; swine, 101st; sheep, 106th; reasons, 107th

Horse Judging

The Ransom County team of Kasen Anderson, Emma Gillespie, Ayriel Lyons and Lydia Lyons placed 10th overall.

Team and individual placings were:

  • Team - reasons, seventh; performance, 13th
  • Lydia Lyons - reasons, ninth; performance 13th; individual overall, 20th

Meat Judging

Rhea Laib, who represented Sheridan County but competed on the Kidder County state team, placed 15th overall. In individual events, she placed third high overall, third in retail ID and third in reasons.

Horse Quiz Bowl

The Sargent County team of Allie Bopp, Jacy Bopp, Kari Fuhrman and Kassidy Larson placed fourth overall.

Individual placings were:

  • Fuhrman - individual overall, fourth
  • Jacy Bopp - individual overall, ninth

Horse Presentations

  • Abby Erickson and Anna Hoistad, Sargent County - third

Horse Public Speaking

  • Morgan Dutton, Kidder County - sixth

NDSU Agriculture Communication - Jan. 22, 2020

Source:Leigh Ann Skurupey, 701-231-6658, leighann.skurupey@ndsu.edu
Source:Meagan Scott Hoffman, 701-231-7964, meagan.scott@ndsu.edu
Editor:Ellen Crawford, 701-231-5391, ellen.crawford@ndsu.edu
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